Abuja Can’t Be 37th State, Atiku, Obi Tell Supreme Court

Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, and Mr. Peter Obi, the Labour Party (LP) candidate, have taken separate legal actions in their determination to challenge the election victory of President Bola Tinubu, who represents the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Both Atiku and Obi filed appeals with the Supreme Court seeking to […]

Peter Obi Launches Bayelsa LP Governorship Campaign

Mr Peter Obi, the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the February 25 Presidential Election, has launched  the party’s campaign for the November 11, governorship poll in Bayelsa. Obi, who spoke alongside the National Chairman of LP, Mr Julius Abure, assured the people that the party’s Governorship Candidate, Mr Udengs Eradiri, would emerge victorious […]

OFFICIAL: Obi Files Appeal Against Tribunal Judgment

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi, has appealed against the judgment of the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) which upheld the victory of President Bola Tinubu. Obi in a 50 grounds notice of appeal by his lead counsel, Dr. Livy Uzoukwu, SAN, filed in the Supreme Court, challenged the decision of […]

Military Coups Are Wrong, Tinubu Tells UN Assembly

Nigeria’s President Bola Tinubu on Tuesday called on world leaders to affirm democratic governance as the best guarantor of the sovereign will and well-being of the people, saying military coups are wrong. Tinubu said this in his inaugural statement to the 78th session of the General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York. The […]

FULL TEXT: President Tinubu’s Speech at 78th UNGA

President Bola Tinubu’s Speech at 78th UN General Assembly 1 STATEMENT DELIVERED BY HIS EXCELLENCY, BOLA AHMED TINUBU, GCFR PRESIDENT, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA AT THE GENERAL DEBATE OF THE 78TH SESSION OF UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY, 18TH SEPTEMBER 2023. Mr. President, Heads of State and Government, Secretary-General, Distinguished Delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. President, […]

Why House Committees Were Increased From 109 To 134 – Speaker

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Abbas Tajudeen, has said that the increase in the standing committees of the House from 109 to 134 was to allow for better legislative oversight of the ministries, departments and agencies of the Federal Government by the legislature. Abbas made this known durng an interactive session with […]

Femi Falana Requests Inquest Into Mohbad’s Death

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has requested a coroner’s inquest into the death of the late Nigerian singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad. This request was contained in a letter to the Chief Coroner, High Court of Lagos State, on Monday. The letter signed by his daughter, Folakemi Falana, described the singer’s death […]

Ukraine: Biden Warns The World Against Appeasing Russia 

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky took center-stage at the United Nations on Tuesday where US President Joe Biden warned the world against trying to “appease” Russia’s “naked aggression.” Wearing his trademark military fatigues, Zelensky joined the annual UN General Assembly for the first time since the war and listened intently as Biden urged solidarity against Russia’s […]

Lagos Govt Visits Mohbad’s Family

The Lagos State Government has visited the family of the late singer Mohbad and promised to support his child’s upbringing. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State said this on his X account on Tuesday, saying the delegation was led by his deputy and other government officials. Today I sent a delegation led by the Deputy Governor […]

Why I won’t Support Coup — Obasanjo

Former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has declared that any conditions that encourage coups in the continent should be avoided as much as possible. The former President made the submission while speaking with a group of youths under the aegis of ‘Africa for Africa Youth Initiative’, (A4A), at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) […]

Tribunal: Atiku Files Appeal At Supreme Court

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Abubakar Atiku, has filed an appeal at the Supreme Court, seeking nullification of the judgment of the Presidential Election Petitions Court, which upheld the declaration of President Bola Tinubu as the winner of the 2023 polls. In the notice of appeal predicated on 35 grounds, Atiku […]

NNPC Sacks Mgt. Staff With Less Than 15 Months To Retirement

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC) has sacked top management staff who have less than 15 months to retire. The development comes days after the oil company announced the removal and replacement of three of the its Executive Vice Presidents (EVPs). Those impacted by the previous shakeup included Abdulkabir Ahmed, who was hitherto in […]

Meet Nigerian-Born Nnadi First Black Woman To Head British Vogue

In a historic move, Chioma Nnadi has been appointed as the new head of editorial content at British Vogue, becoming not only the first African but also the first black female to hold this prestigious position. Reacting to the new development, Nnadi wrote on Instagram that she is “honoured and excited to be coming home”. […]

Musk Considers Charging All X Users Monthly Fee

Elon Musk has sparked outrage among fans of his social media platform X by suggesting he might introduce a monthly fee for all users, in what would be the biggest shake-up since he took over the site then known as Twitter last October. During a talk with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday, Musk […]

Mohbad: Sanwo-Olu Calls For Police, DSS Investigation

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has issued a directive to the state Police Command, in collaboration with the Department of State Service, to launch a comprehensive investigation into the circumstances surrounding the untimely passing of the music sensation, Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, widely known as MohBad. The primary objective of this investigation is to ensure that […]

Fans Go Wild for Ronaldo in Iran

Crowds of Iranian football fans gave Cristiano Ronaldo an excited welcome on Monday as his Saudi team arrived in Tehran for the first home-and-away club tie since the two countries resumed diplomatic relations. Fans chanted the name of the Portuguese five-time world player of the year as he arrived with his Al Nassr teammates to […]

Mohbad: Police to Exhume Body for Investigation

Mr. Idowu Owohunwa, the Police Commissioner of Lagos State, has officially inaugurated a 13-member Special Investigation Team. Their primary objective is to uncover the circumstances surrounding the tragic demise of the Nigerian singer known as Ilerioluwa Aloba, popularly referred to as Mohbad, which occurred on September 12th in Lagos. In response to this unfortunate event, […]

Iran Releases Five Americans In $6bn Prisoner Swap

Five Americans jailed for years in Iran and widely regarded as hostages are on their way home to the United States. The last pieces in a controversial swap mediated by Qatar fell into place when $6bn (£4.8bn) of Iranian funds held in South Korea reached banks in Doha. It triggered the departure of the four […]

Kano Governor To Know Fate At Tribunal Today

The Kano State governorship election petition tribunal will deliver the verdict in the petition filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Yusuf Gawuna against Governor Abba Yusuf on Wednesday. The tribunal announced the date in a notice sent to the parties on Monday. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Yusuf of the New Nigeria Peoples […]